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How to Train With a Power Twister Bar

by
author image Mike Andrew
Mike Andrew has written business and legal articles for "850 Magazine" since 2008 and covers college football for several websites. Andrew is a freelance writer, attorney and music producer based in Florida. He received his Juris Doctor from Florida State University.
How to Train With a Power Twister Bar
You can build a bigger upper body with the Power Twister. Photo Credit muscles4 image by Olga Barbakadze from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>

A Power Twister bar is a piece of exercise equipment composed of two metal rods with molded grips and a metal spring coil between them. It's approximately 27 inches long, weighs about 4 lbs. and is available with various degrees of tension in the spring. The Power Twister bar allows users to exercise their chest muscles, biceps, triceps, wrists, forearms and shoulders by applying pressure to the grips and slowly bending the bar. The bar-bending exercises involve two basic variations.

Exercise 1

Step 1

Place your hands on the grips of the bar with your knuckles facing up. Raise the bar to shoulder height and hold it 1 to 2 inches from your chest.

Step 2

Bend the bar slowly downward until your hands touch in front of your abdomen. Hold your hands together for 2 or 3 seconds.

Step 3

Slowly raise your hands until the bar is straight and in the starting position.

Step 4

Perform one set of 10 to 15 repetitions. Increase the number of sets and repetitions as your strength increases.

Exercise 2

Step 1

Place your hands on the grips of the bar with your knuckles facing down. Raise the bar to belly-button height and hold it 1 to 2 inches from your abdomen.

Step 2

Bend the bar slowly upward until your hands touch in front of your chest. Hold your hands together for 2 or 3 seconds.

Step 3

Slowly lower your hands until the bar is straight and in the starting position.

Step 4

Perform one set of 10 to 15 repetitions. Increase the number of sets and repetitions as your strength increases.

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